Students majoring in Elementary Education at Concordia develop the skills and insights to become effective elementary school teachers and life-long learners. A variety of endorsements are available for students to extend their major to include additional grade levels at which they would like to teach. Because of Minnesota's rigorous teacher licensure standards, students graduating from the state?s colleges and universities are favorably regarded nationwide.
Students will engage in a series of classes, field experiences and student teaching opportunities which offers an effective blend of theory and practice. The department has key partnerships with Concordia's Hmong Culture and Language program, St. Paul and Minneapolis Public Schools, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod schools and five Twin Cities public charter schools authorized by Concordia. Students often obtain teaching opportunities through these partnerships.
The Teacher Education program at Concordia has been the pride of the University for nearly 60 years. It is widely recognized for excellence in its programs, faculty, staff and candidates, and regarded as among the finest in the state of Minnesota and in the Concordia University System. A low student-to-faculty ratio ensures students receive the individual attention that is a hallmark of the program and the University. The program is fully accredited by the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (continuously since 1969) and the Minnesota Board of Teaching.